NZIA 2022 Awards shortlisted projects

We’re grateful to have hosted judges from the 2022 NZIA Architectural awards for two of our recently completed projects. It’s always satisfying to have the quality and professionalism of our work recognised by our peers.


The original bach of the Wharetoroa Lakehouse project was a collection of three separate buildings: a house, a garage sleepout and a boat shed. The overriding brief was to make the disparate buildings come together as a cohesive whole.
The close proximity to the lake edge was a key feature and making connections with outdoor spaces was a key driver to holiday lake living. A pivotal aspect was a large deck on the lakeside with wide stairs to allow for drying off from lake activities and also catering for large groups of friends and families.
More photos and information available to view here:

Wharetoroa Lakehouse

The house was recently sold to a new owner, breaking all sales records for the prestigious enclave on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. The original owners have moved on to another lakeside project which we’re delighted to be involved with once more.


In 2017 fire destroyed Rotorua’s St John’s Church. Our challenge was to design a ‘church for the future’.
The building had to be a place of Worship, connected to the community with flexible, welcoming spaces – honouring the past, functional today and planning for the future, while being multi-cultural/generational.
The varied aspects of the project are represented with photography and detailed insight here:

St. John’s Church